Category Archives: Fluff

Glasses

2 panels. Panel 1, a professional-looking man in a white coat hands comic-Lucy a pair of glasses and says 'Glasses will help you see!'. Panel 2: a view from comic-Lucy's perspective. She is looking at a friend through her glasses. The friend is saying 'So how much difference does having glasses make?'. Everything outside the rim of the glasses is lightly blurred. Everything inside the rim of the glasses is clear, but smudged with fingerprints and covered in speckles of water.

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Lifechanging.

(For real though, I love my glasses and if you have only slightly dodgy vision and are on the fence on whether you should bother with glasses the answer is, yes, you should bother with glasses. I sat on that fence for years and with corrected 20/20 hindsight, it was really, really silly of me).

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Nice Basket

Text reads: All common household problems can be solved with a nice basket. Comics with six panels arranged in three rows. Row 1, panel 1: clutter on a bench, text: clutter. Row 1, panel 2, the clutter is now in a nice basket that is on the bench, text: nice basket. Row 2, Panel 1, a blur of a cat zooms across a room filled with scratched up furniture and nibbled plants, text: cat. Row 2, Panel 2, the cat is sitting in a nice basket, text: nice basket. Row 3, Panel 1, comic-lucy is standing in front of her house as a giant Cthulhu figure stomps towards it, text: Cthulhu. Row 3, Panel 2, comic-Lucy throws a nice basket at Cthulhu, bonking him in the head, text: nice basket.

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True story. Unrelated, I will not be accepting critiques of this comic at this time.

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Baby Practice

A comic with five panels. Panel one takes up 1/3 of the page. In it, comic lucy is pregnant and sitting on a yellow couch with her partner, their cat is purring in his lap. Comic Lucy says 'I don't understand why some people see cats as practice for babies. They're totally different!' The next three panels are smaller and together take up the middle 1/3rd of the page. In the first, a cat nibbles on a houseplant and a baby also nibbles on a houseplant. In the second, a baby drops their sippy cup off their highchair, and a cat sits on a table next to them having just pushed off a glass which is smashed on the ground. In the third, comic lucy stands holded the baby, who is biting her cheek and pulling her hair, while a cat is attached to and biting her leg. The final panel takes the bottom 1/3 of the page. In it, lucy's partner has a laser pointer and is moving it around the floor as both the cat and the baby go after it. Comic Lucy is standing next to them and says 'Fine. There's some overlap'

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I mean, not right away, but when the crawling starts.

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Small Earthquake

Three panel comic. In the first, comic-Lucy sits in an arm chair. She and the room are vibrating. Second panel. Lucy's partner sticks his head through the door, while holding their baby. He says 'Was that an earthquake?'. Third panel, comic-Lucy pulls out her phone and says 'I'll check'.
Two panels. The first, large panel is full of social media updates, all of which are about the earthquake. randomguy69 says 'was that an #earthquake' A Cage (sponsored) says 'Come down for $4 milkshakes in honour of the the earthquake #earthquake #supportsmallbusiness' furringtonthe4th says 'earTh sHake, me hAte' with a picture of a scared cat. abovethis666 says 'obligatory #earthquake tweet'. Someone has posted the 'we will rebuild' meme with the white lawn chair that has fallen over. MarthaandRob Smith has posted one of those facebook laughing face backgrounds with 'Did anyone else feel that earthquake? I will write to the ...' and it is covered by other statuses. Second panel, back to comic-Lucy. Her partner is still in the doorway, their baby is now grabbing at his face. Lucy is looking at her phone, she says 'Yup.'

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HUGE NEWS!

We had a small earthquake on Sunday. A small earthquake is actually a big deal in Australia because overall we’re pretty geologically stable and we don’t get earthquakes often, let alone feel at risk of one actually breaking stuff. It was about a 3.8, I think. Probably not a big deal in most other parts of the world, but whenever this sort of things happens here, the internet GOES OFF.

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Thing, not done

Three panel comic. First panel. Comic Lucy reclines on an arm chair. Next to her is a big pile of stuff labelled 'Thing, not done'. Friendly dinosaur is standing nearby. Comic Lucy says 'I keel looking at this thing, and it's never done. Second panel. Everything is the same except now comic Lucy is looking at the friendly dinosaur, who is saying 'Have you tried actually doing it?'. Third panel. Everything is exactly the same, except the dinosaur looks taken aback and comic Lucy says 'Don't be ridiculous'

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I’m not sure if this is ironic or just the logical next step of this situation, but I drew this sometime last year and have spent months looking at it and thinking, ‘why is this not posted yet?’.

Got there eventually.

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Birds

Three panels. In the first panel, comic-Lucy is putting seeds into a bird feeder hanging from a tree while saying 'It will be lovely to have birds in the garden!'. The second panel shows a sulphur-crested cockatoo on a branch outside comic-Lucy's window. The bird is screeching 'Aaaaarrrrgggggghhhhh' and inside Lucy is in bed with a pillow over her face saying 'Dammit.' The third panel shows a hills hoist clothesline with a white sheet hanging on it. A sulphur-crested cockatoo is perched on the clothesline, and bird poo is streaked down the sheet. Comic Lucy watches and says 'Dammit'.
Two panels, the first large, the second regular sized. In the first, large panel, comic-Lucy stands near the bird feeder. A sulphur-crested cockatoo is perched on the feeder. It says 'You're a terrible person for feeding wild animals and making them reliant on humans'. In the final panel, a sulphur-crested cockatoo is perched on a wooden outdoor chair and is chewing it up. Comic Lucy watches and says 'Dammit'

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Ah, nature. Do any animals visit your garden?

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Parenting Tips No One Tells You (except me, of course) #1

Comic with four panels. Above, text reads: How to Push a Pram While Holding a Takeaway* Coffee (the asterisk leads to the bottom of the page and says '*in a reusable cup'). Panel 1: diagram of pram handle bar from above. Hand 1 (labled) is on one side, hand 2 (labelled) is on the other also holding a coffee (labelled as 'coffee rests on handle'. Panel 2: the pram goes over a small rock and bounces, an arrow is drawn going up and reading 'force transfer', the coffee bounces off the handlebar and spills everywhere. A very alarmed looking comic-Lucy who is about to get a face full of coffee has an arrow pointing to her saying 'unsuccessful caffeination'. There is a big X in red and the word 'No.'. Panel 3: diagram showing pram handlebar. This time, hand 1 is off to one side and hand to is holding the coffee midair away from the handlebar. The coffee is labelled 'safe coffee'. Panel 4: view from above, the pram is pushed by comic-Lucy and they wobble all over the path until they have gone off the side and hit a bench. And arrow points to the pram and says 'unlikely to sleep'. There is a big X in red and the word 'Nope'
Second page of the previous comic. Two panels. Panel 1: diagram of pram handlebar with hand 1 centered and hand 2 holding the coffee in midair. Panel 2: comic-Lucy happily sips coffee and pushes a pram in a straight line. The coffee sipping is labelled 'successful caffeination'. And arrow points to the pram saying 'might actually sleep'. There is a big green tick and the word 'Yes'. Underneath the panels are the words 'You're Welcome.'
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It took me an embarrassingly long time to work this out. I spent months in a ditch at the side of the park paths in over-sized coffee-stained jumpers staring enviously at all the put-together parents cruising around in sleek active-wear and looking like they’d actually showered and remembered about brushing their hair that morning .

Bonus tip: This also works great for playing Pokemon Go.

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Haunted

Comic with 3 panels. Panel 1: comic-Lucy sits on the couch with her laptop. The mouse pointer is zipping all over the screen. She says 'Ugh! Stop!' Panel 2: The mouse pointer zips around even more. Clearly frustrated, Lucy says 'Is my mouse connected or my laptop haunted?' Panel 3: a view behind the couch shows a cute ghost pushing a computer mouse around on the floor. They say '... or both...'

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Hate

Comic Lucy glares at a scanner on a desk. She says "I hate you". The scanner replies "I nothing you".

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Yes, another scanner comic. This is a long-standing thing and I have a lot of anger to process.

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Scanning

Comic page with 3 panels. In the first, Lucy sits are her desk in front of her laptop. A scanner with a piece of paper poking out is also on the desk. She taps a key and says '... and ... scan!'. Panel 2: a window lights up red with an exclamation mark on the scanner. A sound effect rendered as *Beep* can be seen over the scanner. Panel 3: Lucy rushes around, arms flailing, at the laptop and the scanner, saying '... off... on again ... and scan!'
Comic with 7 panels, two smallish ones on the top row, three small ones in the middle row, and two smallish ones on the bottom row. Top row 1/2, close up of the scanner with a red window and exclamation mark with *Beep* in red. 2/2 same close up view of the scanner. A speech bubble saying 'What if I...' is visible coming from off-stage. The scanner screen-window lights up red with an exclamation mark and a red *Beep* sound effect. Middle row 1/3: Same format. Speech bubble: 'How about now?' Scanner goes *beep*, the screen lights up red and this time has a skull image displayed. 2/3 Speech bubble: 'Now?' Scanner, red *beep* and red screen with a biohazard symbol. 3/3 Speech bubble: 'Please?' scanner, red *beep*, screen red with a nuclear hazard symbol. Bottom row. In the background of both panels is a long, drawn out scream rendered as 'Aaaaaaaaaaaaggghhhhhhhhggguuuurrrrrrggggrrrr' devolving into scribbling. The background of these panels is red. 1/2, scanner red *beep*, screen red with dinosaur image. 2/2 Scanner red *beep*, screen with a rubber duck image.
Comic page with 3 panels. Panel 1. Lucy is slumped over her desk, face on the keyboard of her laptop, tapping a key half-heartedly. The scanner goes *beep!* in green and the screen lights up green with a tick on it. Panel 2: Lucy raises her head, disbelieving, and says '... but I did nothing different!'. Panel 3: view inside the scanner. A demon in red with horns and a pointy tail sits in a computer chair at a workstation with buttons and screens. On the wall in front of them, a light displaying the words 'SCAN REQUESTED' is lit up. There is a large green button with a Y and a large red button with an N in front of the demon. The demon is holding a magic 8 ball that displays the result 'all signs point to yes', and is saying 'Eh. Okay.' and pressing the big green Y button.

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Ah, the joys of being a digital artist.

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